On Episode #82: RV Makeover 101 with the Pop Up Princess, I shared 5 ways I had given our RV a little face lift this Spring. After that episode aired, I was surprised by a deluge of emails and social media comments asking when we were going to share pictures of the makeover.
Insert long, uncomfortable pause.
I’m certainly not an interior designer, and I’m basically the anti-crafty mom. So while I was happy to talk about my RV changes on the podcast episode, I was sort of nervous about sharing photos. I imagined the response would be: So what? Big deal. You barely made any changes at all!
And then I realized that was exactly the point. It wasn’t a big deal. Everyone can do what I did, and with pretty little effort. I didn’t put a single hole in the wall, paint anything, or install shelving and cabinets. I just made our home-away-from-home a bit more pretty.
So here they are. Pictures of my small, no-mod changes that made a big difference for our family. To hear us chat further about the makeover, check out the podcast episode. And a very special thanks to the Pop Up Princess and the Making Something Happy Etsy shop for all your inspiration!
Stephanie’s Five Tips for a No Mod RV Makeover
- Choose a modern design color that pops with your 50 shades of brown. All the brown in our trailer can make it feel closed in and dreary. I decided to add one bright pop color that would flow throughout the whole space: orange. Every room has a different version of orange, which makes it feel varied but cohesive…to my eye, at least!
2. Splurge on luxurious and fun bedding.
The boys got matching sheets and blankets from the Pillowfort line at Target, and we got a down comforter with a flax duvet and rusty orange sheets. I’m such a sucker for comfortable bedding that I had been dragging my down comfortable out to the camper before every trip. Now we have 100% dedicated camper bedding and I couldn’t be happier!
3. Add some pillows and throws.
I hit up Homegoods and Christmas Tree Shops to find some affordable but stylish pillows and throws. I also added one special statement pillow from Making Something Happy.
4. Put up custom wall hangings.
We ran an RVFTA coloring contest this winter, and our boys created some pretty sweet trailer art. A few Dollar Store frames and a box of Command Picture Hanging Strips, and we had added a lot of personality to the bunkhouse. I also added a family portrait to the dining area. That somehow made it feel a lot more homey.
5. Tackle an RV flow issue.
Our u-shaped dinette has been the bane of our existence, taking up far too much room and offering too little in return. The back bench of the dinette is removable in our trailer, so we took it out and pushed the table back. That extra couple of feet has been an amazing change in terms of traffic flow. And to be honest, the seating is more comfortable the way we have it now.
That’s it. That’s my low-budget, low-fuss, no-mod RV makeover. At least for now. I’ve officially caught the RV decorating bug, so stay tuned for more orange additions in the future…